The Boat Trip

Akamas Coast Map

Akamas Coast Map

The last adventure day of the holiday. We had hired a speed boat from Latchi Watersports. The boat which was called Dave the Knave was a 6.8m 150HP beast, complete with ice box and snorkelling gear. After a thorough briefing by the staff we were taken outside of the harbour and let loose. Our first stop of the day was the blue lagoon. A fantastic cove with crystal clear blue water. After anchoring off the boys made their way into the water, snorkels and masks on. Mum was left on board as anchor supervisor and lookout of which she did a great job. The boys spent about 20 minutes snorkelling around before making their way back to the boat for a drink of water and a few minutes relaxation.

For the next part of the move Daniel was in charge of driving the boat. Having been shown the controls and the location of the next cove (Manolis Bay)

Manolis Bay

Manolis Bay

we set off. Dan soon realised that driving a boat isn’t as simple as it seems. It took a few minutes for Dan to get the hang of keeping in a straightish line as he kept looking behind him, before the task of turning in towards the bay was on him. This showed Dan that boat driving is definitely a skill that takes time to learn, but he managed to put us onsite before we anchored off. Manolis Bay had a rocky bottom with plenty of fish to see. Mum stayed aboard as anchor manager and lookout. The boys spent a good 30 minutes swimming and snorkelling around the caverns at the edge before getting back on board.

From Manolis bay we made our way to the Amphitheatre Bay. We were planning on anchoring here, but there were quite a few people in the water with a large boat making its way to the same location. We loitered in the area for a while and then motored up the coast for our last stop at a site called the beach.

The Beach

The Beach

This was very quiet with only the sound of goats bells disturbing the quiet. Everybody took a dip in the beautifully clear water. This was a very relaxed spot where we had Les Miserables playing on the MP3 player and a few tins of ice cold Keo on the go.

Time was unfortunately against us as we had to head back to the port. On the drive back Ben took a short turn at driving the boat and also soon realised that it isn’t an easy task. The final drive back took just a few minutes and the boat was handed back. A quick trip into Debbies for some rolls and then a lie down for the older members of the family. That evening we had takeaway kebabs.